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Davenport Grand's Table 13 is open

Table 13, located inside the Davenport's Grand Hotel is now open. Walt and Karen Worthy describe it as a 'small-plate, big flavor' restaurant where every person is encouraged to order two or three plates at the table, then share all of the dishes. The plates cost from $6.50 to $13 and the dinner menu includes dishes like sushi, tacos, prime rib sliders and New York Style street hot dogs. There's also a well stocked whiskey bar offering flights of three or four different brands as well as wines, bottled domestic beers and local craft beers on tap.

Panera Bread expanding to Idaho

Panera Bread recently opened a location just east of the Spokane Valley mall and they've announced a planned north side location on North Division in front of Lowe's. Panera is also planning seven Idaho locations including one in Hayden which is scheduled to be open in mid 2016.

Katie Fitzpatrick joins Garco as Marketing Director

Garco Construction announces the recent hire of Katie Fitzpatrick as Marketing Director. Fitzpatrick has a degree in Organization Communication from Eastern Washington University. She previously worked at Trindera Engineering as the marketing and business development coordinator.

Garco Construction has been a general contractor/construction management company since 1978. Garco self-performs concrete work, steel erection and carpentry work. Garco continues to be a community member and partner for the Inland Northwest. The website is www.garco.com.

Beyond Pink Designer Bra Fashion Show and Auction October 9

Each year there are over 200,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer in the US and sadly over 40,000 lose the battle to the disease. Nearly half of those women are under the age of 50, which is why it is so important for women 20 and older to get regular exams with thermography. Thermography offers the ability to assess risk levels and possible trouble areas and empowers women to make the appropriate lifestyle changes to help maintaining their health.

For the last 5 years, the primary source of funding for this life saving procedure has been the annual Beyond Pink Designer Bra Fashion Show and Auction. The event has successfully raised thousands of dollars with 100% of net proceeds staying here in the Spokane area. This year, the event will be held on Friday, October 9 from 5 to 9pm at the Spokane Convention Center. Your $50 entry fee includes complimentary wine, hors d'oeuvres, a chance to bid on unique silent auction items and access to the live auction featuring one of a kind bras by local designers. Tickets are still available, but they will sell out. To purchase tickets, visit www.beyondpink.net.

Bridget Piper reappointed to CCS Board of Trustees

Gov. Jay Inslee has re-appointed Bridget Piper, community volunteer and former Sterling Savings Bank officer, to a second five-year term with Community Colleges of Spokane's Board of Trustees. Piper was originally appointed to the board in October 2010.

Piper worked for Sterling Savings for 22 years, retiring as vice president of training and leadership development in 2009. In Spokane, she currently is vice president of the Spokane Symphony Society Endowment Board, board president of the Spokane Preservation Advocates Board and a member of the Humanities Washington Board. Previously, Piper served as president of the Spokane Symphony Endowment Board, Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation, Spokane Symphony Board of Trustees, KPBX Public Radio Board of Directors and Junior League of Spokane. She also has been an active volunteer with Women Helping Women, Fox Theater, Christmas Tree Elegance and Washington State Arts Commission.

Piper is a past recipient of Sterling Savings Bank's Community Award (1989), the YWCA's Women of Achievement Award in arts and culture (1999) and Junior League's Outstanding Sustainer (2001).

A graduate of the University of Kansas, Piper has a bachelor's degree in education. She also holds a master's degree in organizational management from Gonzaga University.

Leadership Connection presents former Starbuck's CEO

Leadership Spokane's Leadership Connection features Howard Behar, former Starbuck's CEO and Best-Selling author, Tuesday October 6, 4:30 to 6 pm at Gonzaga University Hemmingson Center Ballroom, 702 E. Desmet Avenue. His talk is titled 'It's Not About The Coffee- Leadership Principles from a Life at Starbucks.'

Behar's career in business spans over 50 years, all in consumer-oriented businesses covering several industries. He retired from Starbucks Coffee after 21 years where he led both the domestic business, as President of North America, and was the founding President of Starbucks International. During his tenure, he participated in the growth of the company from 28 stores to over 15,000 stores spanning five continents. He served on the Starbucks Board of Directors for 12 years before retiring.

Behar now serves on several boards, including iD Tech, Education Elements and the advisory boards of Anthos Capital and Roadtrip Nation. His non-profit commitments are to the University of Washington Foundation, UW Business School mentoring program and as a Trustee for The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation. Mr. Behar is committed to the development and education of our future leaders and has been a longtime advocate of the Servant Leadership Model. He has also authored a book on leadership titled 'It's Not About the Coffee.'

Get more information and make your reservation at Leadershipspokane.org.

Wm. Winkler Co. expanding

Wm. Winkler Co., longtime inland Northwest concrete construction contractor, is building a 20,000 square foot heavy equipment repair shop in addition to their recent headquarters expansion at 5516 N. Starr Road in Newman Lake. The project is estimated to be $1 million.

Breakfast of Champions at The Davenport Grand Hotel October 13

The 13th Annual Breakfast with Champions will be at the Davenport Grand Hotel on Tuesday, October 13. This event benefits Special Olympics of Washington.

This year's keynote speaker is Global Messenger and Special Olympics Athlete, Debi Anderson who believes that nothing is impossible. Emcees for this year's breakfast are Global Messenger, Special Olympics Athlete, and now ESPN Analyst Dustin Plunkett and KHQ's Leslie Lowe. Local swimmer, Kamilah Williamson, will be featured during the fundraiser as well. The breakfast will be held from 7:30-8:45am.

For more information, visit www.specialolympicswa.org/spokanebwc.

Spokane Home Idea Show Coming Oct 9-11

This year's Spokane Home Idea Show, presented by NW Premier Promotions, will be at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center Friday, October 9 through Sunday, October 11. Show hours are Friday 12 noon to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 7 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.

For more information, visit www.spokanehomeshows.com.

Klundt Hosmer expands staff

Klundt Hosmer has expanded its interactive and web application development department with the hiring of Brett Anderson. Brett graduated from Washington State University with a BS in Computer Science and comes with over 16 years of web development and design experience with organizations including the KXLY Broadcast Group, the Pacific Northwest Inlander and Zipline Interactive. At Klundt Hosmer, Brett works with the interactive team to develop client website functionality, custom web applications and manage internal IT and hosting needs.

Klundt Hosmer has also expanded its interactive and online marketing services with the hiring of Bri Young as Digital Marketing/Research Coordinator. Bri graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in English and Creative Writing from Gordon College in Wenham, MA. As an undergrad, she served the college as an admissions officer and ESL tutor for Chinese international students.

At Klundt Hosmer, Bri works closely with Diane Mahan, Digital Marketing Director, in conducting market, competitor and keyword research; analysis of client website statistics, preparation of reports, and content development based on determined SEO goals.

Klundt Hosmer is a design-based, visual communication firm, developing brand imagery, print collateral and interactive communications for clients since 1987. Current clients include Avista, Gonzaga University, and others.

Spokane Valley Chamber announces its 'Big 5' initiatives

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce unveiled five long-range goals that it will pursue. Marketed as the Big 5, the initiatives include:

1. Promoting and protecting the vitality of the outdoors
2. Promoting the Greater Spokane Valley as an emerging leader in the high-tech industry
3. Integrating business and education to create the workforce of the future
4. Growing medical research from concept to cure
5. Building an enterprising identity for the Greater Spokane Valley region.

For more information go to spokanevalleychamber.org.

Dr. Matthew Thompson new Medical Director at Spokane Guilds' School

After 19 years of service as the Spokane Guilds' School & Neuromuscular Center's Medical Director, Dr. Rob Piston is retiring this week. In May, Dr. Matthew Thompson was hired as Associate Medical Director in anticipation of Dr. Piston's retirement and will assume the duties of Medical Director working with children, birth to three years old, who have developmental disabilities or delays.

Dr. Thompson brings with him tremendous pediatric experience and expertise. After graduating from the University of Washington's School of Medicine in 2000, he completed Pediatrics training at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Since 2004, Dr. Thompson has worked in Spokane, specializing in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. He is affiliated with Deaconess Hospital, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital and maintains a private practice at The Kids Clinic. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Gonzaga Preparatory School.

Therese Goodwin Joins the Idaho Central Team

Therese M. Goodwin has joined Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) in their Coeur d'Alene branch as a Business Relationship Officer for the North Idaho region. Goodwin, a North Idaho resident for over 35 years, was a business owner, has worked in banking for seven years, and has over 15 years of experience in the service industry. She has a bachelor's degree in business with an emphasis in marketing and management from Eastern Washington University, and minors in economics and finance. She has planned and hosted multiple educational seminars on various financial subjects. The phone number is 208-449-1843 and email is tgoodwin@iccu.com.

NAC Architecture adds seven new staff members

Keith Comes, Managing Principal of NAC Architecture has announced the addition of seven new staff members to the firm.

Laura Hill has joined NAC as Human Resources Director. In this role, she is responsible for all human resources functions, including employee recruitment and placement, benefits and compensation, and training and development. Additionally, Laura focuses on coaching, employee relations, wellness and culture definition. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and is a Member of the Inland Northwest Society for Human Resource Management. Laura has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication with an emphasis in business from the University of Montana.

Chad Schmidt, AIA is an Architect who joins NAC as an Associate. He is currently working on the Cascade High School in Leavenworth, WA and the Kootenai Health Phase II Surgery/Emergency Department project in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Chad has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Oklahoma State University and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Cody Dompier, AIA joins NAC as an Architect with eight years of experience and a Master of Architecture degree from Washington State University. He is currently working on the Tri-State Hospital Master Facility Plan Update in Clarkston, WA and the Kootenai Health Phase II Surgery/Emergency Department project in Coeur d'Alene.

David Baumann is an electrical designer/technician with a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Washington University. Currently he is working on the Providence Health & Services Infrastructure Master Plan, as well as the Enumclaw School District Elementary School Replacement in Enumclaw, WA.

Robert Straub joins NAC with over nine years of engineering experience in PK-12 education, higher education and institutional projects. Robert is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer and his current projects include the Mount Si High School Replacement in Snoqualmie, WA, as well as the Enumclaw High School Modernization and the Walla Walla Community College Clarkston Workforce and Business Development Center.

Andy Phan is an electrical designer/technician with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Eastern Washington University. He is currently working on the Walla Walla Community College Clarkston Workforce and Business Development Center and the Eastern Washington University Arc Flash Study.

Courtney Merrill joins NAC as Office Coordinator. In this role, she is responsible for a variety of administrative functions in support of the Spokane office.

With origins in 1960, NAC Architecture specializes in planning, design, engineering, and capital facilities consulting services. Through a network of offices in the western United States, the firm's 150 professionals create sustainable environments for learning, healing and human development. For more information, visit www.nacarchitecture.com.

The Milk Bottle Building under renovation

SDS Realty announces the Milk Bottle Building is up for lease and will be renovated. Located at 319 S Cedar, the building has over 3100 square feet of showroom space plus over 2000 square feet of warehouse space.

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